Stormont Crisis: The System Is Broken, A New IMC Cannot Fix It

A fascinating account of the origins of the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) from its instigator, US-based consultant Michael McDowell (no relation to the former Irish Justice Minister), and an admission that the IMC “pulled some of its punches” to preserve the political deal at Stormont, an analysis thebrokenelbow has been echoing in the last few days. A new IMC will not solve this crisis, he says; only a thorough rethink will do.


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